Compare BKD vs CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) BETA

See how CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) vs. BKD compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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BKD

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.3
(based on 346 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 444 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.4
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
BKD Ceo Ted Dickman
98%
98%Ted Dickman
CEO Approval
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) Ceo Denny Schleper
79%
79%Denny Schleper
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Associate20 Salaries
$64,093/yr
Audit Associate59 Salaries
$55,055/yr
Intern - Hourly19 Salaries
$22/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Associate119 Salaries
$56,135/yr
Audit Associate68 Salaries
$58,500/yr
Intern - Hourly38 Salaries
$22/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 28 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 47 reviews)
"Cla"(in 45 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 39 reviews)
"Busy season"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
"Busy season"(in 42 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 36 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at BKD full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

To name a few, the wide variety of clients and the ability to take on responsibilities early on, consistent access/mentorship by the leadership team, a clearly-defined but customizable career path... and great training/ support. Even though it's public accounting, I don't feel like I have to choose between my family and my job - I can flex my time and the leadership team trusts me to prioritize. I've seen a lot of positive changes in my 10 years at BKD from when I started, most of which have come from employee engagements surveys/ ideas from internal employees. No mandatory rotations means I can keep my family in one place, but we're big enough (and continuing to grow) that I could move if I wanted to. The ability to choose my specialization rather than be told where the firm needs me has been and always will be a selling point for me. For accountants, we're creative and strategic in how we innovate and I'm glad to be a part of it. BKD also really helped me to develop as a professional supporting my efforts in the community/ on local boards, etc. Non-discretionary Profit Share is 5% annually - better than a 401k match to me.

Cons

Standard cons with a pubic accounting firm - longer hours ahead of peak deadlines and an every-changing knowledge base in the industry can be stressful to keep on top of. While compensation... adjustments seem to be in line with market standards overall, I'd like to see a performance-based bonus for certain milestones.

Advice to Management

Do a good job at this already, but continue to be transparent about changes - internal or external.

Current Employee - Tax Associate

I have been working at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) full-time for less than a year

Pros

friendly people and working environment

Cons

No cons so far.

Job Postings